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> Micawber was a Gardener, Psyche's Eponyms .
Rhymer
post Jan 11 17, 07:31
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Micawber was a gardener, who played a saxophone,
who riffled 'rap' baloney, and demi-quaver semi-tone!
With his melodic melodies, to amuse the likes of me,
he’d don a pink fedora, to show his eristic ability.

Yes Micawber was a zealot, a stalwart Lazar for his age,
With a garden mish-mash, of Gentian, Gardenia and Greengage.
Over these he kept close guard, with a loaded Winchester Rifle.
As for Youngberry and Lobelia, no one would dare to trifle!

Though his stature was adonic, this ganymede at heart,
was aided by assistants, using a two wheeled, sedan cart.
He suffered painful moments, from a painful Achilles heel,
over which he’d scream and curse, for every stone he’d feel!

Walking through his garden no weed would miss his eye,
as for a garden of perfection? He would surely die!
Being frugally parsimonious, to the meanest nth degree,
he counted every Bartlett Pear, on each and every tree!

There is no one like Micawber, of whose antics here you read,
who with his saxophone, hoped to eliminate every garden weed!
You may think this is baloney, and will make a reader scream,
but it’s how I used your eponyms, to write my nightmare dream!

Rhymer. January 9th, 2017.
(It's not the best, but put it down to the weather! It's snowed all day here!)
Eponyms used in order:

Micawber, Saxophone, Baloney, Fedora, Eristic, Zealot,
Lazar, Gentian, Gardenia, Greengage, Winchester Rifle,
Youngberry, Lobelia, Adonic Ganymede, Sedan,
Achilles Heel, Bartlett Pear.

Posted here after a suggestion by Psyche.
 
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Larry
post Jan 11 17, 11:58
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Hi Denis,

I see you have used all the eponyms in this humorous answer to Sylvia's challenge. I enjoyed it very much and realize the difficulty involved. I threw in my two cents,for what it's worth, with a more macabre sonnet. Only used 15 of the 18 given.

Lots of fun!

Larry


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post Jan 11 17, 19:12
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Hi Larry.

Yes I read your eponym offering and enjoyed the read. I sometimes wonder what element of a list of words, clichés or, as in this instance, eponyms, excites us to seize upon a theme and write! Having been a gardener - that was my business for thirty plus years - it seemed an ideal opportunity to write as I did. I wonder what had you inspired to write yours?

Many times one word of a listing will get me going. Not always easy to incorporate some rationale within the resulting poem, but often, a little tweaking once the basic premise has been established, then I can go ahead and write.

Do you find something similar to this, gets you writing?

I find this is the way I get my muse to work most times. It needs something spontaneous, and the inspiration can come from a remark that someone makes: a scene seen: etc.. I often find I surprise myself with what comes to mind.

Incidentally having read your eponym contribution, which shows how devious our minds work, and the path we take can be so different from another's, whenever one of these challenges is presented. Right now I'm resting up after a long,5 hours, tedious wet and heavy snow shovelling episode, with more heavy rains expected tonight! What a winter this is proving to me! I doubt it will incite me to write a poem on the topic! Condemnation of Mother Nature might be appropriate, but I am going to call it a day and watch some 'boring' TV behind closed eye lids! You got it! Snoozing as the TV drones on! Lol!. Ciao for now. Denis..
 
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post Jan 12 17, 00:35
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Hey Denis,

Glad you stopped by my little ditty for a read. I, too, find a few key words when I encounter a challenge. In this case, it was "Lazar". This eponym refers to leprosy as you well know and in my part of the world, there was a famous leper colony/home for those afflicted with that terrible disease. People used lots of aromatic flower buds and blooms to mask the smell and when someone died, their caskets were sometimes lined with such. I took it from there.

Sorry you have to work so hard in the snow. You can keep it as far as I am concerned. We had 78 degree weather today and it was glorious.

Get some rest. I'm sure you will have more snow this winter and you will need the energy.

Larry


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